Encyclopedia about the Arctic region, explaining polar phenomena and scientific terminologyLearn More
Citizen environmental monitoring carried out at participating schoolsLearn More
A chance for students and their teachers to win a trip to an Arctic stationLearn More
Introductory webinars, lessons' recordings, promo materials
Virtual classes from Arctic research stations by scientist
This is the main component of the EDU-ARCTIC program. Transmissions from polar stations, will be provided for schools. Additionally, to raise the attractiveness and diversity of scientific subjects, some special transmissions with selected experts in polar research and Earth sciences will be provided by other institutions. Online lessons will be dealing with the following disciplines and research topics: environmental sciences, geophysics (seismology, Earth magnetism), geology, geomorphology, climatology, climate change, atmospheric chemistry and physics, hydrology, ecology, soil science, oceanography, microbiology, marine, biology, biodiversity, paleoecology, limnology and additionally anthropology, the sociology of Arctic regions, human biology and medicine, genetics, zoology, biology and to some extent socio-humanities.
The topic of the lesson is a little bit funny, but the classes are seriously scheduled on 7th of September :) During the lesson I will introduce you two representatives of Arctic (little auk) and Antarctic (Adélie, chinstrap and gentoo penguin) fauna.
Jak dorosnę to będę… polarnikiem! Świetnie! Tylko jak to zrobić? Co zrobić żeby dostać się na stację polarną? Czy to trudne? Jak wygląda proces rekrutacji? Czy trzeba być naukowcem? A może wystarczy być … mechanikiem? Czy trzeba całe życie poświęcić studiowaniu arktycznych lodów lub zjawisk geofizycznych?
Earth is called a blue planet because water covers over half of its surface. It is said, that “water is life”. How much water can we find in the land of snow and ice? How people in polar regions cope with water availability? Is it a problem or maybe a challenge? What’s the main source of water in Polish Polar Station and what does the “polar code” mean?
21 maja w Rosji jest obchodzony Dzień Polarnika. To święto, które zostało ustanowione przez prezydenta Federacji Rosyjskiej w 2013 roku, a którego celem jest uznanie zasług tej grupy zawodowej. Wszystkiego najlepszego!
On 21st of May Russia is celebrating Polar Explorer Day. This is a professional holiday, established in 2013 by the President of the Russian Federation, which purpose is to appreciate the whole activity of the polar explorers. Long live the polar explorers!
All of us have seen satellite photographs - even if only when looking for our own home on Google maps. Did you ever wonder where did they come from? How does a satellite looks or works? You will have these questions answered during this lesson.
Is Pleistocene only glaciation? What conditions were there on Earth at that time? What is megafauna and what are its characteristics? Is it worth to be a giant? Did the "big extinction" really take place? Did the megafauna leave any traces behind? We invite you to travel in the land of mammoths ... and not only! A little bit of paleontology, a little bit of stratigraphy, a little bit of theory.
Encyclopedia about the Arctic region, explaining polar phenomena and scientific terminology
A chance for students and their teachers to win a trip to an Arctic station
EDU-ARCTIC invites pupils from secondary schools across Europe and outside to join the Arctic Competition with their teachers and develop a science project or an innovation project designed for an arctic environment. Young students and their teachers who are fascinated by disciplines such as science, technology, engineering and mathematics, though not yet scientists, will have the opportunity to take part in a scientific expedition in the Arctic. The Arctic competition is for teams of one pupil, aged 13 to 20, and one teacher. Participating teams can come from secondary schools across Europe and outside. The participation in the Arctic competition is voluntary. You can ask questions about the competition before deciding whether or not to participate. Even if you do agree to participate, you may withdraw yourself from the project at any time, without giving a reason and without penalty.
The EDU-ARCTIC Fora were held in 3 European countries
The French Educators’ Forum was held at the University of Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines in Guyancourt, (Earth Sciences and Climatology Campus OVSQ) from 21 to 22 September 2017. 16 teachers from 8 countries (Greece, Italy, Albania, Romania, Cyprus, Serbia, Portugal and Macedonia) participated.
Educators’ Forum in Poland was held in Warsaw, from 23 to 24 September 2017. The hosting institution was Institute of Geophysics, Polish Academy of Sciences. 38 teachers from 15 countries (Albania, Bosnia and Hercegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Estonia, Hungary, Israel, Latvia, Lithuania, FYR Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovenia) participated.
The Educators’ Forum in Norway took place near Oslo, 18 October 2017. The hosting institution was the Norwegian Institute of Bioeconomy Research (NIBIO), one of the consortium members of EDU-ARCTIC. 16 participants from 12 countries (Greece, Faroe Islands, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Poland, Switzerland, Denmark, Italy, Albania, Macedonia and Romania) were present.